March 22nd is World Water Day: and this here, is the most remarkable video that highlights it. #brilliant


Water ink _ BDDP Unlimited and Solidarités International – UK from BDDP Unlimited on Vimeo.

“To mark World Water Day, on March 22nd Solidarités International and its agency BDDP Unlimited will roll out a campaign to build awareness of the scourge of undrinkable water.

Today, it is estimated that 3.6 million people, including 1.5 million children under the age of 5, die every year of diseases borne by unhealthy water, making it the world’s leading cause of death.

Yet the public isn’t aware of it and political leaders do not demonstrate the drive it takes to end the terrible deaths. The campaign calls on journalists to spread awareness of this scourge and appeal to readers to sign a petition that will be personally handed to the French president during the 6th World Water Forum in March 2012.

To evoke the silent and invisible threat of unhealthy water, BDDP Unlimited opted for a minimalist approach that is both visually appealing and surprising, using water and ink exclusively. The spot shows the power of ink to reveal the invisible.

The spot, created by BDDP Unlimited, produced by Hush and directed by Clément Beauvais, a young director, illustrator, musician and photographer. His multiple talents and mastery of various techniques enabled him to both create the drawings and direct the spot.

The campaign will be seen from mid-March on TV, in cinemas, on the Internet and in print. A dedicated web site,votregouttedeau.org, will gather signatures for the petition.”

From BDDP Unlimited and Solidarités International.

Finally a reason to mount a blaster on Hubble: Hubble finds a Space Invader.

Do you see it?


There it is…


From N. Rose (NASA & ESA.), via Bad Astronomy.

Teachers: if you care about science education, check out this survey. via @NCSE

This in from the folks at COPUS:

As you probably know, the earth’s natural system is changing. Many of the aspects of how, where and when is well known within the scientific community, yet the public is slow to accept the science behind these global changes.

In response to the need for a better informed and scientifically literate populace, the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) and the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) received funding from the Moore Foundation to develop a web-based resource for educators and the general public that will provide rigorously-vetted, non-partisan, scientific information on global change, specifically how the earth’s natural systems are changing.

We need your help! We would like to have a better sense of how teachers (at all grade levels, in both formal and informal settings) view global change, the importance of teaching it, and the resources available for doing so. Don’t teach about global change issues? We want to know that too!

The following anonymous survey is being conducted by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) and should take you less than 15 minutes, but will help hundreds of thousands of educators and students for years to come!

To participate in the survey, follow this link:


If you have any questions about the survey, please email ugcinfo@bscs.org.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and time with us. We (UCMP, NCSE, and BSCS) will thoughtfully review all responses and use the information to develop the best web-based resource on global change issues possible.

p.s. US teachers only. Now, Canadian teachers can play too! ~Dave

Creature art on top of antique celestial maps






By Louise McNaught, via Visual News

Food combinations as depicted with PANTONE designations







By David Schwen, via My Modern Met.

On microbiology and good parenting. #funny


From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, via IFLS.